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Derek Stanley

Derek is a:

Member ID: M277014
Genres: Electronic, Indie, Oldies, Pop, Rock
Joined: 16 Dec, 2021
City: Northwich
Country: United Kingdom
Looking For: Lyricists, Songwriters, Musicians, Singers
Collaboration Goals: Fun
Charges for services: No
Experience: Intermediate

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I've been playing music since I was 8 Years old. I started playing the trumpet in a brass band and then I discovered bands like The Jam, The Who, The Specials, Madness etc.. Taught myself guitar and sought out a band and a musical manifesto. Several school bands later I ended up playing in a band in Manchester between 1987 and 1992. Played all the famous venues without being famous decided to become a teacher. Became producer/manager to enthusiastic teenagers for a number of years. Last gig played in a covers band at a festival in 2017. That's all history now........ so I want to tie up all my musical loose ends and record stuff for posterity!

Dreams and ambitions:
I would like to meet a like minded collaborator to turn scraps of tunes and composition into songs and recordings. Here are a couple of examples: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1g68D_HSYxJ_D3uL1sCEIdwJj-7OKhFfD/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gXYLHbIpoLdUTMCwj9ZlIkHQ1q3xnnSl/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rZFZlRBAVyV7LkmdrSVt3pj5GW8F8D-Z/view?usp=sharing I live in Cheshire and would like to be able to meet face to face rather than over the internet but I'm happy to collaborate with someone further away using Band Lab. I'm a passionate music lover with very wide musical influences but currently I love the likes of Deerhoof, Melt Banana, The Go Team and I've been really inspired by watching the Beatles Peter Jackson's 'Get Back'. To know where I'm coming from listen to this: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2KxoM8KEdHEpoS9mnrRxPM?si=c5f8a9710d084d32 If playing and singing makes you happy and you are intellectually curious please contact me.